Registration for UN MGCY Habitat III Webinar is open

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) invites people of all ages to attend our upcoming Habitat III Webinar, titled Children and Youth in the New Urban Agenda. The objective of this webinar is to introduce children and youth to the Habitat III process and provide a platform to discuss current challenges to achieving sustainable housing

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#YouthNow Driving Change: Online #YouthDay Daily Exhibit

To mark International #YouthDay, every day during the month of August,  we are featuring a young person actively driving change in their community! Dates: 1 – 31 August 2015 The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated: “Young people drive change but they are not in the driver’s seat. I call for giving them the “license”

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#YouthNow Driving Change Online Photo Exhibit

To mark International Youth Day, each day during the month of August we are featuring an inspirational youth actively making an impact in their community. Join us!   "Young people drive change but they are not in the driver's seat. I call for giving them the license to steer our future." - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Join UNGEI Youth Consultation: Let your voice be heard!

Do you care about girls' education? To strengthen our impact, UN Girls' Education Initiative wants to involve young people in its work in an active and meaningful way. As part of this work, UNGEI is holding an online consultation with youth. Your views will help influence UNGEI’s strategy for involving youth better around the world.

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UN Youth Envoy delivers opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit

New York, 30 July, 2015 - Yesterday the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, delivered opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit. This year’s summit, which also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the JCI, is organized with the support of the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.  The event

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Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

During the month of August, join us as we celebrate International Youth Day! August 12 is International Youth Day, with the theme of Youth Civic Engagement.We have a series of events, conversations, online mobilizations and celebrations around the world to mark this occasion. We invite you to join us and celebrate youth making a change in

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Youth from all over the world speak on Action 2015 agenda at the UN

Last Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the 70 winners of the United Nations-sponsored Many Languages, One World contest who wrote “inspired” essays in languages not their own about a new sustainable development path that will lead to an end to poverty and a life of dignity for all. “You were asked to do something inspired and

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Secretary-General’s message for the UNAI-ELS Many Languages One World Student Forum [delivered by Ms. Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information]

New York, 24 July 2015 Today we welcome to the United Nations the seventy winners of the Many Languages One World Contest co-sponsored by the United Nations Academic Impact and ELS Educational Services. You were asked to do something inspired and challenging—to write an essay in an official United Nations language that is not your own. You did

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In Uganda, Alhendawi underscores the importance of adopting the National Youth Policy

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, underscored in his recent visit to Uganda the importance of expediting the adoption of the country’s national youth policy. The Envoy joined by his special advisor, Mrs. Saskia Schellekens, held a series of meetings in Kampala with senior government officials and the UN country offices as

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Youth Envoy co-convenes a High-Level Multi Stakeholder meeting on Somalia

22 July 2015, Nairobi – The United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, co-chaired a high-level meeting with Somali Government representatives and other stakeholders to discuss progress made in the development of the Somalia’s National Youth Policy since his last visit to Somalia in October 2014. The meeting, which was organized by the

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